Gold Coast Film Festival theme announced
Press release from Gold Coast Film Festival
The official theme of this year’s Gold Coast Film Festival presented by Australia Fair shopping Centre is Unexpected Treasures and the lineup of 30 films will not disappoint the residents of Australia’s third largest film epicentre: the Gold Coast.
Gold Coasters will also be able to see the Australian Premiere of acclaimed screenwriter Horton Foote’s, winner of the Academy Award for Best Screenplay in 1962 for ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ and in 1963 for ‘Tender Mercies’, Main Street. As well as the Australian Premieres of The Argues, Return to Gaza, Unearthed, The Little Things, 10 Days to Die, and the Queensland Premieres of At World’s End and Women Without Men.
A program highlight not to be missed is the screening of China’s highest grossing film of all time Aftershock. Other films to note include advance screenings of Red Hill, The Messenger, Jucy, Agora, Lebanon, Teenage Paparazzo and many more!
Keeping to the horror theme, Hollywood horror master Todd Farmer will be participating in an In Conversation With chaired seminar as part of the free seminar program titled, Bringing Australian Stories to Hollywood. Other sessions include Distribution: “Traditional and Alternative Ways to Reach Audiences and Monetise Content”, Screen Writing: “What Makes a Script Producible? And Special Effects Make Up: In Conversation with Emmy Award Winner Jason Baird as well as an interactive key note session with Chris Adams and Steve Kearney. The Bringing Australian Stories to Hollywood Key Note address will be held on Saturday 13 November at Australia Fair Birch Caroll and Coyle Cinemas in Southport. It will discuss how to develop projects with Australian origin into viable scripts that can be set up and sold into the global marketplace; Adams and Kearney’s personal experiences in the US and Australian film industry, advice to emerging filmmakers and will include 30 minutes of question and answer from the floor.
Young cinefiles are also not forgotten with free outdoor screenings of Scooby Doo, Babe, Astro Boy and Peter Pan at the Southport Broadwater Parklands.
The Gold Coast Film Festival presented by Australia Fair Shopping Centre, will be held November 10-16 at Australia Fair Birch Carroll and Coyle Cinemas in Southport. Gold Coast City Council’s Film Gold Coast is the major Government sponsor of the event. The full program of films and events is online now. For more details please see www.gcfilmfestival.com